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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Paver Patio?

  • 08
  • 04
  • 2014

So you’ve decided to use your tax return toward creating a beautiful oasis in your backyard. You want to start by putting in a brick paver patio but you aren’t exactly sure how much it will cost.

There are a few initial questions to consider when determining the cost of putting in a paver patio:

  • What materials will you be using? Both the type and quality of material affect your project’s cost.

  • Do you plan to use stone, gravel, outdoor tile or brick pavers?

  • Will you be doing it yourself, or will you hire a company to do the install? There are benefits and drawbacks to both. If it’s a DIY project, make sure to do your research ahead of time to prevent future structural issues with your patio. If you choose to pay for labor, make sure to hire a company with specific experience in paver patios, as hiring handymen and plumbers sometimes results in shifting pavers down the road.

Paver patios can cost anywhere from $16-$25/sf (and up) depending on the complexity of the project. Surprisingly, the cost/sf for smaller patios can be higher than larger ones due to the overhead cost and delivery of materials.

Other factors that can affect your cost include:

  • Added ascetics: Do you plan to implement any extra amenities, such as a fire pit?

  • Obstructions: Is there anything that needs to be taken down or moved (such as an existing deck or large tree) in order to begin the install?

  • Yard leveling: Does your yard slope, or is it severely uneven in particular spots? If so, additional labor and materials may be needed.

If you have further questions about the cost of installing your patio, BLC Yardworks would be happy to talk with you about your project. You’ve already begun your research, so your spring and summer oasis is just around the corner!



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